DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Dark Lord Day í12. Yes, Iím still writing up notes from that event, and what better time to skip ahead a little and make this my 2300th Rating! Yep, God has put a bottle of this into view for me amid the chaos of DLD. "Bottled on Feb 24, 2011" Bright brown in my glass with very little foam, as Iíve got the very end of this bottle. Smell has a nice American Pale Ale smell, Iím claiming to detect Cascade and Centennial. Gets in to the orangey citrus hop territory. Taste is a little thin, but it could have gone a tough flat since the bottle was opened. Nicely hoppy. Goes down nicely, does not have the afterburn of some hops.
ABS (387) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewery. Golden, white frothy head. Peach, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, hop, some pine, hint of alcohol. Medium bitter. Some sweetness. A tiny bit over medium body. Medium carbonation - quite small bubbles. Closer to an IPA in my opinion and super good! Cheers to Peter, Olivia and Heidi for an incredible day in Napa and Sonoma.
bmoosey (79) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is amazing. Citrus and pine hits your nose with an overwhelming feeling. My mouth started watering as soon as I smelled it. The appearance is a golden yellow with a thin white head. Nice and clear. Taste is of citrus...grapefruit. Nice taste for an IPA. Palate is smooth when you first drink it. Light body with a thin texture and bitter finish. Overall, this is a great beer and I would definitely drink more of it!
alliance100 (375) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - pours a deep gold . Huge resinous pine aromas . Taste is well balance bitter vs sweet . Smooth palate . Very tasty .
jamora (10) - Bangkok, THAILAND - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and pale, with a nice head.
The aroma is amazing. Super fresh citrus and pine notes.
The taste is super refreshing and hoppy. It is really well balanced, and you donít get the 8% ABV at all!
mfp13jr (33) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Finally had Pliny....and couldn?t help doing a side by side with Heady Topper. Pliny is an excellent beer. Pours out a light orange and crystal clear. Smells of pine and citrus. Taste follows the nose and finishes quickly. Very balanced for a DIPA, doesnít kick you in the face and strip the enamel off your teeth. There are plenty of other beers that compete with Pliny.
charule (811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my landlord Frank! About a month after bottle date. Poured clear golden orange with thick creme head. Pleasant aroma of pine citrus. Light tingly carb med bod. Smooth balanced hop that drinks well. Hidden for the ABV.
arnold931 (184) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from San Diego sister. Pours golden with nice white head. Nose is citrus, pine, oranges, and melon. Taste is sweet and hops. Great!
jntfan1978 (31) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden pour...very clear..floral and slightly piney aroma, citrus and hoppy, with a slight grapefruit flavor. Nice and balanced DIPA
batneil (244) - - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fine beer. Highly hoppy, but still nicely balanced. Golden coloured, thin head which lasts a while. Just fizzy enough.
Mandrew01 (2) - San Diego, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best! What can I say about this beer that hasnít already been said. Just give a smell if youíve never had one, you will not be disappointed.